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the under $1 million exemption, i totally support that. and what commissioner riley said. how would we like to proceed, commissioners? with our recommendations? >> do we need a motion for the fact that we recommended -- we are supportive of these -- >> i would make a motion with the recommendation of what i would like to see out of this. this will be our chance to chime in on what we would like to see. >> i am good at doing multiple revisions. [laughter] >> do you have some paper their tax >> if i could summarize it, i move that we declare our support for the $1 million hur
dle for the -- how do you want to describe it? the business registration fee, up to $1 million, as an exemption from the gross receipts tax. and we support continuation of the exclusions that are currently in place. that we are supportive of incremental tax revenue to support affordable housing. and that we are not only in support, but insistent that there be a meeting of the mines in a set -- and a single piece of legislation the proposed for the voters. did i miss anything?
>> may i add -- commissioner dooley made some other recommendations. >> oh, and that from the incremental revenue increase, that there be funds specifically earmarked for the office of small business. and that there also be allocations for improvements in such things as infrastructure in the city that benefit businesses directly. so that the incremental revenue benefits businesses directly in addition tree other things that we want to see happen in the city, specifically affordable
housing. did i get it? did you get that? >> just give me one moment, please. >> i am sure i missed something, so i will do my best to summarize your motion. was that indicating a general support for the overall structure of both? that the gross receipts schedules was not addressed? >> and we support a -- we
support that the two groups work out the differences that they have, but we support the structure. of the present registration fee. >> commissioners, i will give it my first stab here. support for the gross receipts structure. support for the $1 million small-business exemption. support retaining current exemptions for central market, biotech, enterprise zones. support the increased business registration fee for affordable housing. support for a single piece of legislation and that the parties come together and form a compromise to put a single item on the ballot. you would like an earmarked for
funds specifically for the office of small business. commissioner dooley did mention an amount. did you want to include an amount or leave it at the general allotment? >> i had attached that in the e- mail. one, we have a tremendous amount of requests and pressure to improve our technology interfaced with businesses. to be able to do that, for a business to say, i want to open up the restaurant, what are all the licenses and permits, that sort of thing, taking a look at what new york's website has been and what it cost them to produce it five years ago, we would not be able to do it in
one year. it would have to be done over a two-year period. there are infrastructure improvements that need to be done. in addition, when we do our web site, googled translation is not reliable, especially with some business terminology. for us and our office, there are key elements of what we communicate with businesses to make sure that those pages are accurately translated. i would like to be able to have some of officially-translated portions of our web site. during an estimated cost of ongoing infrastructure, technology, development, and maintenance over a period of years. >> you have done some analysis which indicates that an incremental increase in the budget to $700,000, on top of
the present budget, so i would like to include in my motion a specific allocation of no less than $700,000. >> no less than $700,000 additionally. >> to allow the office to make improvements to service and infrastructure that we have already identified. >> this one i have a question on. is the motion supporting generating additional funds or is the commission stating that if additional funds are generated, that they fund projects and programs that benefit business, such as infrastructure, transit? >> i think we are all in agreement that we are in favor
of incrementally increasing revenue. >> so the commission is in favor of some additional revenue generation, just not indicating a particular range? >> that is correct. i think it is -- it would be 92 insist -- naive to insist that since there is a need of additional revenue. >> i have that additional revenue generation should fund projects and programs that benefit businesses. things that have a tangible benefit for the business community. >> in addition to affordable housing and a specific allocation -- >> in addition to what was previously stated. >> that is right.
that is what i have, unless anybody would like to add anything additional. >> second. commissioner adams: can we get a vote? commissioner adams: aye. commissioner dooley: yes. commissioner dwight: yes. commissioner white: yes. commissioner riley: yes. >> that motion passes 5-0. commissioner adams: next item. >> thank you for coming out today, guys. >> commissioners, we are returning back to minutes, item number 2. commissioner adams: do we have a
motion to approve? do we have a second? commissioner adams: yes. commissioner dooley: yes, commissioner dwight: yes. commissioner white: yes. commissioner riley: yes. >> that motion passes 5-0. i did initially include some of our standard items on the agenda. item six, the director's report, i believe the director will continue with a written report at the next meeting. is that correct? >> actually, what i would like to do -- i apologize. since we do have a bit of time, bring you up-to-date on a couple of legislative items. supervisor kim -- supervisor farrell, the small business tax exclusion, the payroll tax. that is being continued until
budget deliberations are done. to understand its impact to the general fund. i want to let you know that that has not completely moved through the board of supervisors. supervisor chu, her legislation for the sunset past the planning commission with department recommendation for a slight modifications. i will provide you with written details at our july meeting. i just want to let you know that. supervisor campos' wage task force passed on its final reading and returned unsigned by the mayor. in the next 30 days, the task force will be convened to start meeting. supervisor wiener's legislation
of policy committee, we will be reviewing today. supervisor wiener did introduce some revisions to some of the police permits. so we will be reviewing that and taking a look at it. i just what -- i just wanted to bring you up to speed on those couple of things. >> can you remind me, i know that the amplified sound on tour buses recently passed. do you know when that date is? >> it went into effect. i saw it on the news. >> it was enacted, but i am not sure the date that the actual rules take effect. i can follow up with the ordinance and give the commission and update on that. i believe it may have been october 1.
commissioner adams: next item. >> item #7, the president's report. commissioner adams: i do not have anything to report at this time. next item. >> item #9, commissioner reports. item number 10, general public comment. commissioner adams: would anyone like to the general public comment on items not discussed today? seeing none, general public, it is closed. >> item number 11, new business. item number 12, is there a motion to adjourn? >> i move. >> second. >> would you like to take that
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we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes. >> welcome to culture wire. we will look at the latest and greatest public art project.
recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look. the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the building underwent massive renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building.
>> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art
work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a series of flat plains run parallel to each other and constructed of steel tubing. >> it is made up of these strata. as the light starts to shift, there is a real sense that there is a dynamism. >> it gives the illusion that this cultures might be fragments of a larger, mysterious mass. >> the environmental artwork livens it with color, light, and
the movement. three large woven soldiers are suspended. these are activated by custom air flow program. >> i channeled air flow into each of these forms that makes it move ever so slightly. and it is beating like a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the shapes of the hanging sculptures. the new terminal also features a children's play areas. both of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages
a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they fall down the belt.
it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that were already in the airport collection were reinstalled. some of which were historically cited in the terminal. it includes major sculptures by the international artists. as a collection, these art works tell the story of the vibrant arts scene in the early 1960's through the mid-1980s's. the illustrate san francisco's cultural center and a place of innovation that is recognized and the love throughout the world. one of the highlights is a series of three left tapestries.
they are on view after being in storage for 20 years. these tapestries representing various gardens. from his years of living in san francisco. hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and whilst dahlias in rich, deep shades as they make their way to the baggage area. they can access behind-the- scenes information and interviews with the artist through an audio to work. it features archival audio as well as interviews with living artists. he can be accessed on site by dialing the telephone numbers located near the artwork or by visiting the commission's web site.